Weekly Chart Report (5/31/2012)

Flying Island Entertainment artist and The Voice contestant Gwen Sebastian recently visited with Billy Kidd of WBEE (L) in Rochester live from the city’s Lilac Festival. Gwen’s new single, “Met Him In a Motel Room,” is at No. 87 on MusicRow’s CountryBreakout Chart this week.

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There’s a new No. 1 song at the top of MusicRow’s CountryBreakout Chart, as Eli Young Band’s “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” jumps up from No. 3. Things in the Top 5 could get messy pretty soon—Brantley Gilbert’s “You Don’t Know Her LIke I Do,” Toby Keith’s “Beers Ago,” and Dierks Bentley’s “5-1-5-0” are in positions 3-5 and still adding considerable spins.

New to the top 10 is Gloriana with “(Kissed You) Good Night,” likely getting a push from the group’s recent appearance on the Bachelorette. Moving inside the top 20 is Blake Shelton’s “Over,” which lands at No. 15. Kenny Chesney’s “Come Over” is a rocketship, gaining 606 spins in its third week charting to hit No. 22.

MCA’s Kip Moore stopped by to visit with WGAR/Cleveland this week. (L-R): Keith Abrahms (WGAR GM/OM) and Moore

Shelton’s wife Miranda Lambert recently gave newcomer Rachel Holder a big shout out on Twitter, after hearing her song on one of MusicRow’s reporting stations in Tishomingo, OK. “I heard this song by @RachelHolder called ‘In Your Arms’ on KKAJ. Gave me chills. What a great singer.  3 modulations. :)” said Lambert in the post. “In Your Arms” is currently at No. 17 and still gaining spins. Other new faces in the top 20 include Thomas Rhett’s “Something To Do With My Hands” at No. 13 and Jana Kramer’s “Why Ya Wanna” at No. 14.

Things are a little slower in the second half of the chart, with only three new songs debuting. Big & Rich’s “That’s Why I Pray” leads the bunch at No. 49. Also joining the top 80 this week are Taylor Made’s “Some Things You Never Grow Out Of” at No. 78 and Marty McIntosh’s “Looking For Reasons” at No. 80.

Frozen Playlists: KDOL, KFAV, KVAY, KZTL, WAAG, WBYZ, WDKN, WKWS, WTCM, WTHO, WYVY

Upcoming Singles
June 4
Corey Wagar/Take Ya Back
Matt Gary/City Lights/17/Quarterback
Rodney Atkins/Just Wanna Rock N’ Roll/Curb
Bill Gentry/That Kind of Life/Tenacity

June 11
None listed

June 18
Gwen Sebastian/Met Him In A Motel Room/Flying Island
Craig Morgan/Corn Star/Black River
Casey James/Crying On A Suitcase/19/BNA

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New On The Chart—Debuting This Week
Artist/song/label — chart pos.
Big & Rich/That’s Why I Pray/Warner Bros. – 49
Taylor Made/Some Things You Never Grow Out Of – 78
Marty McIntosh/Looking For Reasons/Nashville America – 80

Greatest Spin Increase
Artist/song/label — spin+
Kenny Chesney/Come Over/BNA – 606
Big & Rich/That’s Why I Pray/Warner Bros. – 469
Rascal Flatts/Come Wake Me Up/Big Machine – 316
Lady Antebellum/Wanted You More/Capitol – 273
Blake Shelton/Over/Warner Bros. – 261

Most Added
Artist/song/label — New Adds
Kenny Chesney/Come Over/BNA – 18
Rascal Flatts/Come Wake Me Up/Big Machine – 15
Lee Brice/Hard To Love/Curb – 13
Hank Williams Jr./That Ain’t Good/Blaster Records – 12
Jake Owen/The One That Got Away/BNA – 10

On Deck—Soon To Be Charting
Artist/song/label — spins
Mark Wayne Glasmire/I Like You/Traceway – 183
Lathan Moore/Nothin Like A Woman/Render Records – 168
JB & The Moonshine Band/Beer For Breakfast/Average Joe’s – 167
Lisa Matassa/Wouldn’t You Like To Know/LMA – 157
TJ Maddux/Hotter Than Fireworks – 155

Jason Aldean played Louisiana State University’s Tiger Stadium on Memorial Day weekend and invited some local radio personalities out for the event. (L-R): Don Gosselin (WNOE/New Orleans), Dave Dunaway (WTGE/Baton Rouge), Aldean, Mac Daniels (KSKS/Fresno), Sam McGuire (WYNK/Baton Rouge), Jim Malito (Broken Bow)

Cold River Records artist Katie Armiger stopped by WPLZ/Chattanooga as a guest DJ on May 25. Pictured (L-R): Longneck (afternoon personality), Armiger, Erica Taylor (midday personality), Josh Weber (PD/morning host), Mary Lynne O'Neal (Cold River)

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